Martin’s Index now available!

We got tripped up by a technical matter that delayed our release by a week, but Martin’s New & Improved Index of Cocktails & Mixed Drinks from the First Golden Age of the American Bar is now available!…

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Announcing: Martin’s Index

The spiritual successor to the old Cocktails+ app is now awaiting (a hopefully swift) approval for sale in the App Store. In keeping with the publications of the era it celebrates, the title’s a bit of a mouthful: I’ll probably be referring to it as “Martin’s Index”…

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Spilling the beans

Master bartender Jim Meehan just gave a nice interview on Eater, including the first public reveal of the awesome cocktail recipe app I’m collaborating on with him. Check it out!…

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Some old friends

Jerry Thomas Leo Engel George Winter O. H. Byron Theodore Proulx Harry Johnson “Cocktail Bill” Boothby William Schmidt George J. Kappeler Louis Fouquet Tim Daly Stuart Thomas Charles S. Mahoney John Applegreen Jack A. Grohusko Jacques Straub Hugo R. Ensslin Tom Bullock Robert Vermeire … coming soon to an app near…

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Total Tiki feedback

In addition to joy and rave reviews, we’ve consistently received two feature requests since the Total Tiki launch: notes and sync. Customers clearly want to annotate recipes with their own notes. Perfectly logical. Such a feature was actually part of the original plan, but we ran out of time.…

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What’s Next

Total Tiki continues to delight, but man shall not live on exotic drinks alone. What’s next? Can Martin Doudoroff (or anyone) please resurrect “Cocktails+”, which is still the best classic-cocktail app on the market? —Mark C Mark, you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer……

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Total Tiki off to a solid start

Total Tiki has now been on the market over a week and has enjoyed strong initial sales for a niche product. We thank our customers for spreading the word. Meanwhile, here are some nice things our customers have said about our app: With 250 recipes and tons of fun facts…

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Total Tiki 1.0.1 submitted to App Store

We’ve identified and fixed the annoying crash bug associated with zooming the drink photos on the iPhone (iPad not affected). Total Tiki 1.0.1 is awaiting approval at Apple and should be available soon.…

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Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki Now Available

It’s a huge relief to see so many months of toil manifested on the App Store. Jeff & I very much hope you enjoy the app and show it off to your friends. Even more, we hope you make some delicious drinks and share them in good company! http:…

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Catch a sneak peek at Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki

We have a video for you. http://mixologytech.com/totaltiki/index.html…

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An appreciation of Beachbum Berry’s Tiki+

As the lifecycle closes on Beachbum Berry’s Tiki+ and we transition to the future with Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki, I think it’s useful to pause briefly and take stock. I’m quite proud of Tiki+. The app began as a spinoff of another app, Cocktails+, long gone.…

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Two dates

On April 9, 2014, following a nice three-year run, Beachbum Berry’s Tiki+ for iPhone and iPad will be discontinued. On April 15, 2014, the all-new Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki will be released. More details soon!…

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RC2… and go!

Release candidate 2 of our first app passed testing and has been submitted to Apple for approval! Now, onward with the marketing support chores.…

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RC1

The day before yesterday we reached Release Candidate 1 for the first of our new recipe apps. While this seems like it ought to be a milestone worth celebrating, I’ve been here many times before, and it’s always more ambivalent than that. Any joy is tempered by grief…

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iOS 7 & Third Party Fonts

As I wrote about in an earlier post, iOS 7’s new focus on typography has been an exciting factor in this project. Moreover, there are more fonts to work with than ever, built right into iOS 7 and helpfully catalogued at iosfonts.com. Still, the built-in fonts are mostly…

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More about ingredients

To a great extent, the “engine” behind this new recipe app project is the MixologyTech Ingredients Database, my attempt to—eventually—catalog everything that might wind up in a mixed drink, while organizing it all hierarchically to expose the underlying nature and relationships of the ingredients. The MixologyTech Ingredients Database…

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Indulging in the superfluous

A few weeks back, we noticed that a major front-and-center aspect of our new apps’ interface was heavily textual and terribly mundane-looking. We had achieved the functionality we needed, but the user experience was dull. There are a lot of things about the flat, minimalist iOS 7 redesign I love.…

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One App To Rule Them All

Recently, I was asked whether it might be possible to have all the drink recipes conveniently collected within a single app and maybe use in-app purchase to sell add-on content. Probably. There already exists a few models to follow along these lines, such as Caramelized Smart Cookbooks, comiXology or Apple’…

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Happy New Year

I hope you survived “The Holidays” and even enjoyed yourself a bit. Here, our noses are back at the grindstone, and I look forward to providing another project update very soon!…

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